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Although it is located close to the larger cities of Bradenton and Sarasota, the city of Palmetto feels like a small town with a friendly atmosphere, top amenities and a few steps away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Set on the north shore of the Manatee River, Palmetto is progressive and modern, providing residents with exactly the kind of lifestyle they want.

Palmetto real estate is highly desirable because it is diverse enough to please just about every home buyer. The homes for sale in Palmetto range from typical suburban single family homes to waterfront properties to those within country clubs and golf courses. There are even historic homes that home buyers can purchase. There’s something for everyone in Palmetto real estate.

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With a population of approximately 14,000 residents, Palmetto is a picturesque city with a rich history and bright future. It was first settled in the mid-1800s, and was named for the plentiful palmetto trees that covered the area. It grew and prospered along with other nearby cities as tourism, agriculture and trade dominated the economy. Today, Palmetto is a fine bedroom community for residents to commute from, using major roads like Highway 41, Highway 301 and 8th Avenue, among others. Residents of Palmetto get the best of urban living and the best of small town charm when living here.

Palmetto is bordered on the south by the Manatee River, on the east by Ellenton, on the north by Memphis and the Terra Ceia Bay and on the west by Snead Island. It is across the river from Bradenton and sits approximately 24 miles from Saint Petersburg and 40 miles from Tampa. Residents of Palmetto are close to the legendary beaches, fabulous tourist attractions and lots of outdoor recreation venues.

When it comes to community amenities, Palmetto is like no other city its size. Public schools are highly regarded and include 5 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and 1 high school. The 12 city parks are well-tended and the recreation program includes sports leagues, classes and annual celebrations. Palmetto services include a dedicated police department as well. Shops, restaurants, houses of worship, library and more are all a big part of what makes Palmetto so appealing to its residents.

When it comes to things to see and do, Palmetto is the right place to live. Residents can enjoy some of the annual celebrations and festivals held in Palmetto, including Heritage Day, Multi-Cultural Festival, De Soto Seafood Festival, Taste of Manatee, Martin Luther King Jr. Parade, and the Manatee County Fair, just to name a few. Residents can enjoy parks and green spaces like Sutton Park, Taylor Park, Riverside Park East, Palmetto Estuary, Hidden Lake and many more.

Attractions in and near Palmetto include Terra Ceia Bay Golf and Tennis Club, Terra Ceia Bay Country Club, Cuts Edge Harbor Marina, Bradenton Yacht Club, Bradenton Area Convention Center, and many more. Other attractions that are fun for residents include Terra Ceia Preserve State Park, Family Heritage House Museum, Manatee County Agricultural Museum, South Florida Museum and Bishop Planetarium and the St. Petersburg Museum of History.

Home buyers that are looking at Palmetto real estate should just stop looking elsewhere. Otherwise, they will just be wasting time when they could be checking out the homes for sale in Palmetto. Indeed, it won’t be long before home buyers are falling in love with Palmetto real estate.